Timeline


 

Greensboro Sit-in Movement

February 1, 1960

Greensboro Sit-in Movement

On February 1st, 1960, a sit-in movement was initiated by four North Carolina A & T State University College students at a “white only” lunch counter at Woolworth Department Store.

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URBAN RENEWAL AND DISPLACEMENT LEADS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION RESPONSE

January 1, 1961

URBAN RENEWAL AND DISPLACEMENT LEADS TO COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION RESPONSE

Traditional displacement of the 1950s and 60s occurred through the direct removal of low-income families to make way for a highway or urban renewal project. Urban renewal, also called “slum clearance” by some, began in Greensboro during the late 1950s and 1960’s. During this time, the city Department of Housing…

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THEATER INTEGRATION

February 1, 1961

THEATER INTEGRATION

In 1961, marking the one year anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-In movement, a group of protesters began to protest the segregation of movie theaters.

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CORE

January 1, 1962

CORE

MASS VOTER REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION DRIVES

September 1, 1962

MASS VOTER REGISTRATION AND EDUCATION DRIVES

There was a joint effort between NAACP, CORE, and the American Friends Service Committee from 1962 through 1963 to come together for mass voter registration and education drives. 25-30 students from across the country, with students from Bennett and A&T, got to together in the summers to organize and work…

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